The answer begins with Positioning, the creation of a unique market position your customers will recognize and value. Firms that position their companies and products effectively have an advantage when it comes to being seen and heard.
Jerry Rackley, Chief Analyst at Demand Metric will discuss what Positioning is, why it is so important and ways to do it effectively at the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 11:00 AM MST Denver, 12 Noon CST Chicago, and 1:00 PM EST Boston. Participants are welcome to listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
Jerry affirms, "I'm excited to discuss how properly positioning a company and its products is a critical factor for success with the Global Product Management Talk audience. When a solution just can not seem to get traction in the market, often the problem is not the product; it is how it is positioned, and this is not something easily identified by people too close to the product."
About Jerry Rackley
Jerry Rackley joined Demand Metric in October 2011 as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development. He began his 28-year marketing career at IBM, and his work record includes experience in the technology and financial services sectors. During his career, he has worked with companies ranging in size from startups to members of the global 1000, performing marketing, marketing communication, public relations and product management work. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he is an adjunct Marketing faculty member in the Spears School of Business.
Email: jwrackley at gmail dot com
About Demand Metric
Demand Metric is a specialized community built around the needs of Marketing professionals and consultants. We research 'best-practices' and provide premium tools & template, consulting methodologies & guides, workshops, and advisory services to over 12,000 members in more than 75 countries. We have been in business since 2006 and work with small start-ups and consulting firms right up to large organizations such as Chevron, Apple, Kraft Foods, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Aon, Citizens Business Bank, and Siemens.
About Global Product Management Talk
The Global Product Management Talk is curated by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM for passionate product professionals and business owners who want to teach, learn & network about what it takes to produce successful products in an open digital environment inviting live participation. Everyone is invited including Agile practitioners, User Experience, Designers, Content and Community Managers, Product Marketing, Brand Management, Program Managers and Project Managers, Customer Service and Support, Social Media, Strategists and Innovation Management, CEOs, Founders, and all those involved with developing, designing & launching products, innovation and startups through out the entire product lifecycle process to guarantee successful products and companies.
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